On the back of our success supplying pipe to the Queensland Surat Basin coal seam gas projects, Iplex expanded polyethylene pipe production capacity by building a state of the art factory in Toowoomba.
As a result of expanding operations in the Surat Basin coal seam gas (CSG) sector, Iplex engaged FKG Group to undertake the design and construction of a new factory in Toowoomba.
The greenfield construction project featured a 4,250m² factory, offices, lunchroom, factory gantry crane, loading zone, eight silos, switchroom, car park, securing fencing and landscaping. This project was completed within 8 months.
At the time of design of the Toowoomba factory, the largest pipe size being designed in CSG upstream gathering was only 315mm, however Iplex elected to install lines capable of producing 630-800mm product. This enabled Iplex to discuss with clients the benefits of installing fewer-larger pipes.
Since establishment of the Toowoomba factory, further design and construction has taken place with a 195m² extensions to include new offices and a technical centre.
Iplex now also has the capacity to product PE pipe of sizes up to 2,000mm, with production facilities for 2m pipe located in both our Albury and Toowoomba plants.